11:00 Welcome reception, light breakfast
12:00 - 13:30
Art or Labour in a Post-work Future?
The discussion explores the role of art and making in today's economy and ecology of means. What is the relationship between art and labour in tomorrow's world? How can art generate and support communities following mass automation in the post-work future? How can we build a sustainable future for the rural landscape in Russia and beyond? The catalyst for this conversation will be recent directions in Russian art aimed at restoring lost identity and cohesion of society through the revival of craft or the invention of a new technological and new-media artforms.
14:00 - 15:30 Exhibition tour
16:00 - 17:30
Art as Labour of the Future
Ana Betancour, expert in social projects in contexts or rapid change, Head of Umeå School of Architecture, Sweden
Ivan Polissky, curator, Co-founder of Nikola-Lenivets Art Park, Russia
Robert Mull, innovator in education and socio-cultural projects, Head of the Global Practice Unit and Head of the School of Architecture and Design at Brighton University, UK
Dorota Kozaczuk, expert in political economy of violence conflict and development, PhD candidate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
Speakers will touch upon the topic of self-organization and community support through art, education and socio-cultural projects in rapidly changing contexts, such as Moscow, and in underdeveloped rural areas. The discussion will turn to international experience and highlight the emergence of unique cultural rituals in contemporary Russian reality, in relation to the global context.
Discussion will take place in English*
18:00 - 19:00
Evening Lecture by Ana Betancour
Ana Betancour is an architect and rector at UMA School of Architecture, Umeå, Sweden. She is also a Professor in Architecture and Urban Design and was previously Director of the Masters programme in Architecture and Urban Design at Chalmers University of Technology.
Ana's work includes numerous projects that range from architectural and urban design, academic research, cultural and new media activism projects. Her work investigates alternative strategies and ways of catalysing change within global transformations affecting cities today.
Ana is the founder of the Urban Research Laboratory, and runs Urban + Architecture Agency.
Lecture in English*
19:00 - 20:00 Evening reception, informal networking with speakers and exhibition viewing